7 Best Ways to Fix NVIDIA Control Panel Missing on Windows 10

7 Best Ways to Fix NVIDIA Control Panel Missing on Windows 10

Gaming laptops with NVIDIA graphics cards come with NVIDIA Control Panel, a useful app for gamers to adjust settings. It can be found in the desktop’s right-click menu. However, you may encounter a problem when trying to change a setting and realizing that NVIDIA Control Panel is missing on your Windows 10 computer.

To launch NVIDIA Control Panel, you can either use the desktop shortcut or search for it in the Start menu. Despite being a common issue, there are several solutions that users have discovered over the years to resolve this problem. Let’s explore these solutions and learn how to apply them.

1. Reboot

Recently, my graphics card was missing, which also meant that the NVIDIA Control Panel was missing as well. I discovered this while inspecting the temperatures using ThrottleStop after applying thermal paste to my laptop. Fortunately, I had rebooted my computer prior to opening the back panel again, and to my relief, the graphics card was there.

2. Don’t Overclock

Overclocking the GPU often results in problems. I don’t do it, nor do I recommend it. Change settings back to normal and reboot before checking again. Overclocking is dangerous, especially if you don’t know what you are doing.

3. Unhide NVIDIA Control Panel

Step 1: Search for and open the Control Panel.

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Step 2: Change the View by setting from Category to Large icons.

Can you find NVIDIA Control Panel listed here? If yes, open it, and under the Desktop tab, select ‘Add Desktop Context Menu’.

Check again, and you should view the NVIDIA Control Panel option in the right-click context menu pop-up.

4. Launch NVIDIA Control Panel Directly

Here is a quick fix for finding the real issue.

Step 1: Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder structure: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display.NvContainer.

Step 2: Right-click on NVDisplay.Container.exe file and select Copy.

Step 3: Press Windows key+R to open Run prompt and type shell:startup, then hit Enter.

It will open this folder: C:

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